A Missouri legislative committee on Monday held a hearing on how educators teach K-12 students about race and racism without hearing from any Black Missourians or education experts.
It was ” white only” No Black parents, teachers, or scholars testified to the Joint Committee on Education during the invite-only hearing on critical race theory. Only white parents and Trump supporters were invited and allowed into the committee..
Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel called it “ridiculous” to have a conversation about inequity while “excluding the very people who are saying we’ve been treated inequitably.”
“That talks more to the kind of hearing that they wanted to have than the information that they wanted to gather,” Chapel told reporters after the hearing. “They wanted to hear from their friends who were going to support their political talking points.”
The teaching of critical race theory is the current target of right-wing rage in Missouri, as readers know. Never mind the lack of evidence that anyone is teaching it, or that critics even know what it is. Republican leaders have found another coded racist phrase that in actuality means nothing but is good enough to fool their white-Trump voters. furthermore, the slogan “CRT” has become the new Jim Crow South rally cry.. as the ugly ghost of racist Sothern States resurrects.
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